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Vote for the HS football Game of the Week for Sept. 20

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Weekend roadwork moves off the interstate

Weekend roadwork moves off the interstate

(WXIA) -- Weekends usually mean lots and lots of interstate traffic in metro Atlanta.

But this weekend, the weather will be gorgeous and much of the roadwork will move off the highways.

"We didn't really plan to avoid work on the interstates this weekend. It just turned out that the contractors didn't schedule any," said Georgia Department of Transportation Metro District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle. "We will likely be back out there next weekend though."

A few interstate projects are still in the works. On I-285, maintenance crews will close two rights lanes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly to replace concrete slabs. Those closures will happen southbound from Cascade Road to Langford Parkway and northbound from Hollowell Parkway to South Cobb Drive.

Clayton State Wins Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate

SEVIERVILLE, TN - The Clayton State men's golf team opened the season with an impressive performance, winning the 18-team Smoky Mountain Intercollegiate in Sevierville, TN.

After shooting a 2-under par 286 in the opening round Monday, the Lakers shot a two-over par 292 today to capture the team title. The Lakers won by seven shots over Queens, who finished with rounds of 294 and 291. Lee University and North Georgia tied for third, followed by Limestone rounding out the top five.

 The Lakers were led by a pair of players, competing in their first collegiate tournament. Freshman Patrick Kim tied for second in the event with a 2-under par score of 142 on the 7,034-yard course. He fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round. Lee's Matt Emory was the low medalist at 3-under par (70-71).

Redshirt sophomore Keith Egan, who shot a 69 on Monday, followed up his impressive debut with a 74 on Tuesday, tying for fifth in the tournament.

2 Ga. women indicted in $943,000 embezzlement

2 Ga. women indicted in $943,000 embezzlement

ATLANTA -- Federal prosecutors say two former Cox Communications employees accused of embezzling more than $940,000 from the company have been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Officials said Tuesday that 36-year-old Joysha Flucker and 38-year-old Sakia Allen of Jonesboro had access to the company's electronic invoicing system that tracked payments to third parties. Prosecutors say Flucker and Allen manipulated the invoicing system so the company would issue duplicate payments to the third parties that were funneled into bank accounts each of them had control over.

Officials say the two stole more than $943,800 from the company.

Prosecutors say Allen has already pleaded guilty to a count of wire fraud, and Flucker was arraigned Tuesday. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

Free fitness classes at Riverdale Centre on Thursday

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- The Riverdale Centre is offering free fitness classes for women on Thursday evening. 

The classes offered, include: Plyometrics, Line Dancing, Zumba and Hip Hop dancing. Classes start at 6 p.m. and run every half hour until 8 p.m. 

All women ages 15 and older are welcomed to attend the free event. Registration can be sent to RSVP@riverdalega.gov and include your name, email address and phone number. 

The Riverdale Centre is located at 7210 Church Street in Riverdale. 

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

Sad day for Atlanta couponers: The end of Kroger double coupons

ATLANTA -- The wave of couponers' cries heard in the Midwest and Texas has finally hit the Southeast!

For years, we have enjoyed the everyday doubling of coupons $0.50 and less. We got FREE items because of this great policy and it made handling an almost impossible budget easier for us couponers and savvy shoppers.

While I am not saying that this will hurt us (I will be posting some other things Kroger is doing), it does have me wondering -- in this competitive Atlanta market, where we use more coupons per capita then ANYWHERE in the US -- how will this fare? Will Publix jump on the bandwagon?

The end of double coupons becomes effective September 21, 2013. For this couponer, I will be having to double check my shopping list with this new rule. It's not fun, but a lot of new things are coming from Kroger, and I think this is why the program of double couponing is ending.

Clash Of The Champions Highlights: Week 3

ATLANTA -- Week 3 of high school football in the Metro Atlanta area brings a showdown that fans have waiting to see for an entire year. 

Last September, Gainesville traveled to Buford and handed the Wolves a rare regular season lost on their home field. 19-15 was the score as the Red Elephants took advantage of 5 Buford turnovers and were victorious for the first time in 5 meetings between the two schools.

And this Friday night defending class AAAAA champion Gainesville will host defending class AAA champion Buford in a marquee matchup.  

Not far away West Forsyth will try to shake off last week's loss to Gainesville when they call on Flowery Branch. Other matches to watch this week include Brookwood at Mill Creek, Kell at Woodstock, East Coweta travels to Gwinnett County to call on Archer, while defending class AAAAAA champion Norcross will visit Parkview in a battle of teams trying to break into the win column.